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The Skin Care Forum  is an informational service for cosmetic professionals which deals with various topics including the composition, structure and efficacy of cosmetic products and new developments in the area of active ingredients. The Skin Care Forum also features articles on cosmetic legislation, development, formulation technology, test methods, product performance, and specific market segments, thus displaying this expertise in numerous fields


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Trends in home care devices

February 2014

Imogen Matthews
Alongside skincare, at-home beauty devices are evolving as a significant product category driven by new technologies and product launches. The most popular home care devices are designed for hair removal, cleansing, acne and anti-ageing.

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Toxicological testing of cosmetic ingredients using alternative ...

January 2014

Tzutzuy Ramirez, Marcus Kleber, Susanne N. Kolle, Robert Landsiedel, Annette Mehling, Stefan Schulte, Markus Schulz, Ben van Ravenzwaay
The use of alternatives to animal studies in toxicology is an ethical imperative and hence strongly recommended by current EU regulations. Particularly the 7th Amendment of the Cosmetic Directive represents a major challenge to the chemical and cosmetics industry, since the safety of cosmetic ingredients is of paramount importance and must be ensured. Herein, we present examples of methods and strategies ...

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Climate change, ozone depletion and the impact on our sun exposure

January 2014

Brian Diffey
In this article, the author discusses the trends in atmospheric ozone and ultraviolet radiation, gives risk estimates of human skin cancer associated with ozone depletion and investigates the relationship between climate change, UV exposure and skin cancer.

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